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SOEPpapers 1146 / 2021

Buying Control? 'Locus of Control' and the Uptake of Supplementary Health Insurance

This paper analyses the relationship between locus of control (LOC) and the demand for supplementary health insurance. Drawing on longitudinal data from Germany, we find robust evidence that individuals having an internal LOC are more likely to take up supplementary private health insurance (SUPP). The increase in the probability to have a SUPP due to one standard deviation increase in the measure ...

2021| Eric Bonsang, Joan Costa-Font, Sonja DeNew
Diskussionspapiere 1971 / 2021

Face Mask Use and Physical Distancing before and after Mandatory Masking: No Evidence on Risk Compensation in Public Waiting Lines

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the introduction of mandatory face mask usage triggered a heated debate. A major point of debate is whether community use of masks creates a false sense of security that would diminish physical distancing, counteracting any potential direct benefit from masking. We conducted a randomized field experiment in Berlin, Germany, to investigate how masks affect distancing and ...

2021| Gyula Seres, Anna Balleyer, Nicola Cerutti, Jana Friedrichsen, Müge Süer
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Mental Health Outcomes of Adults Born Very Preterm or with Very Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review

Preterm birth research is poised to explore the mental health of adults born very preterm(VP;

In: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 25 (2020), 3, 101113, 15 S. | Rachel Robinson, Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen, Daniel D. Schnitzlein, Falk Voit, Polina Girchenko, Dieter Wolke, Sakari Lemola, Eero Kajantie, Kati Heinonen, Katri Räikkönen
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Is there Evidence for Ethnic Discrimination in the German Market for Health Care?

12.04.2021| Martin Halla (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
Diskussionspapiere 1958 / 2021

Physician Effects in Antibiotic Prescribing: Evidence from Physician Exits

Human antibiotic consumption is considered the main driver of antibiotic resistance. Reducing human antibiotic consumption without compromising health care quality poses one of the most important global health policy challenges. A crucial condition for designing effective policies is to identify who drives antibiotic treatment decisions, physicians or patient demand. We measure the causal effect of ...

2021| Shan Huang, Hannes Ullrich
Research Project

Nationwide Antibody Study “Living in Germany—Corona Monitoring” (RKI-SOEP)

How many people have already been infected with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2? How many infections have gone undetected? The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) are investigating these questions in the nationwide study “Living in Germany—Corona Monitoring”. DIW Berlin has commissioned Kantar to carry out the survey.

Completed Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
SOEPpapers 1130 / 2021

Hate Is Too Great a Burden to Bear: Hate Crimes and the Mental Health of Refugees

Against a background of increasing violence against non-natives, we estimate the effect of hate crime on refugees’ mental health in Germany. For this purpose, we combine two datasets: administrative records on xenophobic crime against refugee shelters by the Federal Criminal Office and the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees. We apply a regression discontinuity design in time to estimate the effect of ...

2021| Daniel Graeber, Felicitas Schikora
Monographien

Essays on the Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit, 2021, XII, 206 S. | Melissa Newham
Publication

Study protocol of the ‘CORONA-MONITORING bundesweit’ study (RKI-SOEP study) published

The study protocol of the CORONA-MONITORING nationwide study (RKI-SOEP study) has been published in the Journal of Health Monitoring and is freely available.In the study, which was conducted in a collaboration between the Robert Koch Institute and the Socio-Economic Panel at DIW Berlin, SOEP respondents were sent self-tests in the form of PCR and DBS tests to be sent to the RKI for analysis. In addition, ...

11.02.2021| Markus M. Grabka
SOEPpapers 1107 / 2020

Industrial Robots, Workers’ Safety, and Health

This study explores the relationship between the adoption of industrial robots and workplace injuries using data from the United States (US) and Germany. Our empirical analyses, based on establishment-level data for the US, suggest that a one standard deviation increase in robot exposure reduces work-related injuries by approximately 16%. These results are driven by manufacturing firms (–28%), while ...

2020| Rania Gihleb, Osea Giuntella, Luca Stella, Tianyi Wang
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